Breaking Down Stereotypes

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Programme length: 90–120 min 

Target group: secondary school students, special-interest groups

Cost: 800 CZK/group in English / German / French / Polish + exhibition admission

Exhibition admission: 60 CZK/student (accompanying teachers: free)

This educational programme must be ordered at least two weeks in advance.

Reservations and other information: skoly@dox.cz, 295 568 104

DOX Centre for Contemporary Art
Poupětova 1, Praha 7

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Educational programme for the phenomenon of prejudice

What are our stereotypes good for? What do they allow us to do and how do they limit us? What can prejudice do? We live in a time and a society in which hate speech is becoming a routine part of our lives. It is also a time when our ability to interpret events brought to us by the media is being tested, as well as our ability to sympathize with others. Uncommonly large numbers of people are streaming to Europe in order to escape military conflicts and poverty. At the same time, there are many among us who encounter prejudice, ridicule, and even hate-motivated violence due to the colour of their skin, sexual orientation, or simply because they are poor.

All this is also occurring thanks to media massage and politicians abusing explosive topics. Let's attempt to look at how stereotypes work from a completely different perspective and elsewhere, in an area that is of interest to a narrow minority - contemporary art. Through sophisticated techniques and the use of contemporary art , we will explore our stereotypes and then subject them to critical reflection in a moderated debate. An experience with otherness and different perspectives.

Teaching tips:

As a classroom activity prior to this programme, we recommend the interactive Map of Social Stereotypes. It can be downloaded here, and contains an educational map for students and a teaching guide for teachers.